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The NPR curious listener's guide to opera

Author: William Berger; National Public Radio (U.S.)
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Press : Perigee, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Perigee edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of opera and its stylistic variations, discusses major operatic composers and their work, surveys classic operatic works, and offers concise profiles of legendary singers and performers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Berger; National Public Radio (U.S.)
ISBN: 0399527435 9780399527432
OCLC Number: 47665291
Description: xv, 221 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. What is opera --
2. The story of opera --
3. Varieties of opera --
4. Opera deconstructed --
5. The composers --
6. The performers --
7. The operas --
8. Opera on CD --
9. The total opera experience --
10. The language of opera.
Responsibility: William Berger.
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Traces the history of opera and its stylistic variations, discusses major operatic composers and their work, surveys classic operatic works, and offers concise profiles of legendary singers and performers.

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